Hey, just a heads up to those in the NYC area. there is what is sure to be a deeply engaging, conscious-raising open mic tonight entitled “Resist” 7pm – 12am at 224 West 29th Street. Tribute to Mike Brown and all those fallen from police brutality. Hope to see you there! Going to miss the event? Just click follow. I will feature some of the spoken word in a blog post tomorrow at noon.
Here is another sneak peek into the Uproar Poetry Workshops I facilitate with a sample poetry writing exercise.
I just found this on youtube. One of my favorite books as a child come to life. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe Written by Kristin Richardson Jordan from Pens Up Press
As many of you know, in addition to running Pens Up Press, I facilitate Uproar Poetry Workshops. Here’s a sneak peek into one of the poems we’ve read together and done a writing exercise on in one of our workshops.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation — it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams. ― Les Brown As people of color, many of us are discouraged from living our dreams.